Merit Medical Systems has patented a vascular access system with a connector enhancing laminar flow, comprising first and second conduits. The connector is designed to irreversibly couple to the conduits, ensuring a continuous lumen for improved medical device performance. GlobalData’s report on Merit Medical Systems gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Merit Medical Systems, Prosthetic cardiac valves was a key innovation area identified from patents. Merit Medical Systems's grant share as of February 2024 was 57%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Vascular access system with reversible/irreversible connector for continuous lumen

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Merit Medical Systems Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11911585B2) discloses a vascular access system comprising a first conduit, a second conduit, and a connector designed to couple to the ends of the conduits to create a continuous lumen. The connector features connecting members with hinges, circumferential ridges, and inwardly extending protrusions to compress the conduits against the connector, ensuring a secure connection. Additionally, the system can be configured with impermeable or elastomeric wall segments in the conduits to reduce bleeding and improve sealing after puncture.

Furthermore, the patented vascular access system can deliver therapeutic agents to a mammal when implanted, with the connector irreversibly coupled to the conduits. The connecting members can have various securing mechanisms like snap fits, interfits, or threaded connectors, allowing for compatibility with artificial conduits of different diameters. The connector's inside luminal wall may have ridges to enhance laminar flow, and the system can be customized with different pliability levels for the conduits. Overall, the patented system offers a versatile and secure solution for vascular access, with features aimed at improving functionality and patient comfort during medical procedures.

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